Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Flag of Brazil

Brazilian flag, Scali degli Olandesi, Livorno
A Brazilian flag on the roof of a building by the “Fosso Reale”. “Ordem e Progresso” (Order and Progress) is inspired by Auguste Comte's motto of positivism: L’amour pour principe et l’ordre pour base; le progrès pour but (Love as a principle and order as the basis; progress as the goal). The stars represent the sky over Rio de Janeiro on 15 November 1889, the day of the proclamation of the Republic of Brazil.

External links: Flag of Brazil - Auguste Comte (Wikipedia)

9 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Great colours, and certainly a a good motto.

Please have a good Tuesday.

Jack said...

I wonder what ties Livorno and Brazil have.

Luis Gomez said...

A beautiful flag.

Randy said...

It looks great with the blue sky background.

cieldequimper said...

I'm like Jack...

Cezar and Léia said...

:)What a wonderful surprise with this post dear VP!Thanks! :)
And if you don't mind I would like to complement "The flag of Brazil contains 27 stars representing the Brazilian states and the Federal District".
Your picture is beautiful!
hugs
Léia

Traveling Hawk said...

What a nice contrast!

Dina said...

I saw this flag at the Brazil exhibit today at the Jerusalem International Book Fair. I read your post this morning, so I was so happy to recognize the flag and know its symbolism! Thanks!

Um, but why is it flying in Livorno?

Taken For Granted said...

Oh Yes, good old Auguste Comte, the founding father of sociology. He put together a latin word and attached a Greek ending to come up with it. He wanted to call his new study, "Social Physics," but the term had already been used by someone else.

He was the father of positivism, but he was more of a philosopher than an empiricist as he never did collect any data or apply the scientific method. That was left to others.

Interesting post!